San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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lizrdboy - Feb 26, 2007 2:30 pm

Third Try  Sucess!

Finally made it up vie the Vivian Creek Trail. Previous two time were from the North, once in Winter. Who knew there would be so much snow!?


Wallylongridge - Feb 20, 2007 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2002

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Great hike with my Calif. County Summit buddys.


markmay - Feb 19, 2007 3:55 pm

Re: Beautiful weather

Did you say yes?

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Jan 16, 2007 4:03 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2007

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

A cold, clear day. Temps on top in the low teens with sub-zero wind chill. I didn't stay long! Dang, forgot the camera. The previous week's storm didn't drop much snow. What little post holing there was was due to wind drifting. No crampons, but give it a few days to warm up and they'll come in handy.

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Jan 2, 2007 3:59 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2004

South Fork trail  Sucess!

Went up South Fork Trail this time, brought some freinds and made it a three day event. Got snowed on over the 2nd night/3rd morning, great trip!!


tpdwr - Dec 19, 2006 12:11 am Date Climbed: May 25, 1985

Great Peak  Sucess!

A great peak. I've climbed it from every direction over the years.


mvpol - Nov 27, 2006 3:25 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

Butt Kicked, but made it!  Sucess!

Only 4 hours of sleep the night before and getting up at 3:00am did not help my exhaustion, but we made it to the summit on an absolutely gorgeous Fall day! Took the South Fork Trail, set up camp at Dry Lake and then made the summit in the afternoon. The hike down required headlamps in the dark, but the night sky was amazing. Temps at camp were below 20 degrees, but a warm meal and a warm bag were appreciated by all. Hiked out on a warm Sunday morning. Only passed five people on the trail all day Saturday, but a dozen or so on Sunday.


dpsiebert - Nov 19, 2006 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

San Gorgonio  Sucess!

Went up Vivian Creek. Perfect day for hiking.

mlarkin2002 - Oct 10, 2006 3:30 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2005

Better planned and executed dayhike via Vivian Ck. trail  Sucess!

12 years later, went back much better prepared. Made the summit on a cold, windy November day. Views to N. obscured by clouds. Views to S. were outstanding.

mlarkin2002 - Oct 10, 2006 3:28 am

Ill-prepared dayhike attempt via Vivian Ck. Trail

Summer, 1993.

Decided on a whim to attempt San Gorgonio. Took a day pack filled with a bunch of crap that I didn't need. Wore boots that were not meant for hiking. Didn't pack sunscreen. ... etc ... Made it to 1/4mi below summit (where the Dollar Lk. trail joins from the N. side), then decided to take a nap on some rocks near the trail. Woke up completely sunburned and dehydrated. Decided to get down ASAP - my only good decision of the day.


whaynal - Oct 4, 2006 2:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Finally I Stand On Top  Sucess!

Third time's a charm. I went up the Fish Creek trail, which I find to be prettier than Vivian Creek. The old plane wreck looks like big chunks of scrap metal now, but it is still interesting.

With careful driving, I managed to get my '01 Accord all the way to the trail head, despite what the rangers said.

Since then I've done Vivian Creek Trail as part of a nine-peaks trip on 06.17.06


MakeItHappen - Sep 24, 2006 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

Slog  Sucess!

Vivian Creek. Long slog of a hike. 6hrs up - 3:40 down. First 2 miles out of Vivian Creek are tough - going down as well. On the summit the SB Sheriff's landed their chopper - we were told by a deputy they were looking for two missing hikers. Wild stuff - bit of a meloncholy summit at that point. Smog obstructed the view but you could see Big Bear Lake and San Jacinto.


surgent - Sep 18, 2006 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2001

Worth every step  Sucess!

Exhausting all-day hike. Took the Vivian Creek Route. Wonderful views, happy to be down afterwards... visited my 3-month old niece afterwards.


Kialv2 - Sep 14, 2006 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2006

Vivian Snow  Sucess!

2nd time on this peak, first time in the winter. We camped one night at hi-creek, and woke up early to make the summit. It was really windy, there were little "snow tornados" everywhere, but it was an absolutely breathtaking winter wonderland experience.


NavySeabee - Sep 11, 2006 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

Vivian Creek Trail  Sucess!

Glorious day! Views were in excess of 75 miles in all directions. Have never seen Baldy so clear in the summer. Still good water flow at High and Halfway Camps. 5 hours up, about 3h 45m down. Great, rugged (in spots!) trail hike. As far as mileage...have to agree with Gary Suttle's book.


Smith93 - Sep 10, 2006 4:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006

8000 Meter Challenge  Sucess!

The second peak of the 8000 Meter Challenge. It started out very hot but the higher I climbed the cooler it got. I had beautiful views from the top, I could see Mt. Baldy but San Jacinto had clouds arround it. I began hiking to the top at 10:15am and got back to my car at 6:00pm, my feet were very sore by this point but I still had to go climb San Jacinto.


Travis_ - Sep 7, 2006 3:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2004

Via Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Great hike with the Hiked via Vivian Creek.


SamG - Sep 2, 2006 3:38 am

AHH  Sucess!

Fun climbed 3 times twice up vivian creek and one in fishermans camp good long dayhike


danny-boy - Aug 27, 2006 1:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2005

Halloween hike  Sucess!

I had the mountain to myself, except my dad at Vivian Creek camp - only me between camp and the Summit, up and down.


mdash - Aug 26, 2006 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2004

Vivian Creek Trail  Sucess!

Food poisoning the day before; late start--had to get the permit; TONS of mosquitos; lots of people and Boy Scouts on the Vivian trail, so took a different way down and got lost. For 13 miles I saw NO ONE. Finally bushwhacked down to the river and was stung by bee--all for a beautiful view from the highest peak between the Sierras and Mexico.

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